• Patrick Mullen

    ★★½ Watched by Patrick Mullen 13 Sep, 2014

    This has a lot of interesting things in it and certainly has a wonderful performance from Meryl Streep, but it still largely falls flat.

    The film doesn't shy away from Thatcher's controversy (except for limiting the IRA Hunger Strikes to a brief mention years after they occurred) but it also shows her strengths as a leader. I'd say it was an unbiased view of the Prime Minister, but that would be ignoring the entire frame narrative that frames her as…

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  • John Connor

    ★★½ Watched by John Connor 02 Jan, 2012

    Whatever you might think of her politics, Margaret Thatcher led an undeniably fascinating life. This film, however, seems determined to tell as little of her story as possible, examining her doddering old age in more detail than any of the political achievements and ideological clashes that mark her life. It's a curious choice, and one that made the film feel incredibly slight, compared to what it might have been. Meryl Streep is so amazing she makes it watchable, but it's no better than that.

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  • Gonçalo

    ★★½ Watched by Gonçalo 08 Sep, 2014

    Meryl Streep gives an excelent performance but it seems like the oscar she recieved was more like a career prize than for the performance in this film. Viola Davis or Michelle Williams should have won.

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  • Windyblue

    ★★★ Added by Windyblue

    Maryl Streep disappears into Thatcher, but this movie is about nothing, and all its substance is dependant on viewers already knowing the whole story, because they basically avoided telling any of it in this movie. They skirted everything significant. So this Movie is really boring and about nothing, despite good acting. I wonder if all the action in this plot is on the cutting room floor

    Not Recommended.

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  • Derek Diercksmeier

    ½ Added by Derek Diercksmeier 2

    I hate this film for so many different reasons.

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  • dr_exploitation

    ★★½ Watched by dr_exploitation 11 Feb, 2012

    Zon Lusomundo Dolce Vitta
    Price: 5€20

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  • Mark_Lemmond

    ★★★½ Watched by Mark_Lemmond 24 Aug, 2014

    Meryl Streep has a long list of great performances to her name and she adds another one here. However the film itself doesn't match her quality, I would have really enjoyed the linear telling of her story but watching it through constant flashbacks got annoying.

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  • CardboardSnake

    Watched by CardboardSnake 19 Aug, 2014

    Streep's good, but the film itself is an aimless snoozefest.

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★★½ Watched by MatthewLB 12 Aug, 2014

    This is okay movie but it's not for everyone.

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  • scrimmer

    ★★½ Watched by scrimmer 20 Jul, 2014

    Great performance, but the narrative doesn't quite work for me.

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  • Aljosa

    ★★ Watched by Aljosa 03 Aug, 2014

    Sucked.

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  • Kaylen Forsyth

    ★★½ Added by Kaylen Forsyth

    The acting was amazing but the character was historically inaccurate. Clearly made by Tories.

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